McKee's Hill

McKee's Hill (HMJ3F)

Location: Harrod, OH 45850 Allen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.33', W 83° 57.925'

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Following the American Revolution, the British Crown sought to retain possession of the Ohio Country by sending chief British Indian Agent Alexander McKee and others to establish trading posts with Native Americans and resist American settlement. In 1786, Colonel Benjamin Logan led an American force against the British posts and tribes. Warned of their approach, McKee and a band of Shawnee, took their possessions, including a large drove of hogs, and fled north from the Mackachack Villages near present-day Bellefontaine. Their route was the Black Swamp Trail, now Napoleon Road. An attempted crossing of the rain-swollen Ottawa River turned disastrous, resulting in the loss of possessions and most of the hogs. The hill upon which the party camped following the failed crossing, located one-half mile east of here, became known as McKee's Hill, and the portion of the Ottawa River east of Lima has since been known as Hog Creek.
HM NumberHMJ3F
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number2-4
Year Placed2005
Placed ByLafayette-Jackson Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 249730 N 4517697
Decimal Degrees40.77216667, -83.96541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.33', W 83° 57.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 19.80" N, 83° 57' 55.50" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2270 N Napoleon Rd, Harrod OH 45850, US
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